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New mental health initiative launched to support children with physical conditions

A new initiative to prevent mental health problems arising in children with long-term physical conditions has been successfully piloted across Scotland Long-term conditions, such as arthritis, spinal bifida, epilepsy and diabetes often have a profound impact on the mental health of children and young people. Those living with long-term conditions are...
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The single seizure clinic: A paradigm shift in epilepsy care

Professor Jose Tellez-Zenteno and colleagues argue the need for a dramatic change in the way epilepsy is treated, and explain how the single seizure clinic could help Epilepsy comprises more than 40 clinical syndromes, affecting 50 million people worldwide. Globally, epilepsy constitutes an unmet need and one that requires an...
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Living with epilepsy is hard, but there is hope

The Epilepsy Society is working to reduce stigma and improve treatments for those living with epilepsy, as Nicola Swanborough explains here It’s easy to paint a picture of epilepsy in statistics. There are more than half a million people in the UK living with epilepsy and an estimated 50 million...
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EEG Gold Standard in Epilepsy Diagnostics

Electroencephalography (EEG) EEG visualises voltage differences recorded with electrodes located on the head. These very small (typ. 10-50 μV) voltage fluctuations resulting from ionic current flows within the brain. One of the key advantages of EEG recordings as compared to imaging techniques such as MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is the high temporal...

Psychosocial impact of epilepsy

Dr Anthanasios Covanis, President of the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) details the psychosocial impact of epilepsy, and its challenges in day to day life Epilepsy is one of the most common serious brain disorders that affects at least 65 million people worldwide in a variety of ways, and is expressed...

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